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Come and see... A new photography exhibition

Showcasing work produced and curated by a group from Jesuit Refugee Service working with Fotosynthesis, this exhibition will open following on from Refugee Week 2014. You are invited: "I would like people to come and see my pictures and parts of London that they have never seen before."

Over a period of 12 weeks, a group of 9 participants from different countries with diverse ways of seeing their lives have come together to learn new photography skills and to share their perspectives. Their
insights and personal experiences shape this exhibition as an expression of both themselves and the world around them.

Come and see: Preview Evening with pop-up studio: Thursday 26th June 2014, 6-8pm; the Exhibition will be Open: Friday 27th June to Thursday 10th July 2014, weekdays 9am to 4pm; and a Gallery Tour with contributors is Saturday 5th July, 2-5pm. RSVP for Preview or Gallery
Tour to jrsphotos2014@gmail.com or 020 7488 7310. The venue is
Lumen Gallery, Church and Cafe, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS (directions and map here). Please invite others to "Come and see" with you, an invite can be downloaded here.

JRS at your parish in 2014?
Would you enjoy hosting the "Come and see" photography exhibition at your parish or venue?
We would be interested to talk about opportunities for the autumn and can also provide a speaker who can share stories and reflections about the photos and JRS's work of accompaniment for asylum seekers, as well as help you engage with current issues and debate around immigration and refugee issues. Contact the office to discuss your needs and ideas further.

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